Agweek News Team
FARGO, N.D. — The National Association of Farm Broadcasting has honored AgweekTV and host Shawna Olson with two awards at the organization's annual convention, Nov. 8-10 in Kansas City, Missouri.. AgweekTV received first place in Video Newscast for the Sept. 1, 2016, episode of AgweekTV , and Olson received first place in Video Feature for a story on the McLeod Tractor Stampede .
ARTHUR, N.D. — Friends of a North Dakota farmer gave him a fitting goodbye on Friday, parking a line of farm machinery across from the cemetery on the day of his funeral.
Conservation is one of the most important issues in modern agriculture. Climate change is one of the most controversial. Jonathan Knutson, Agweek staff writer, has an opportunity to learn more about both at the Society of Environmental Journalists' annual conference Oct. 3-6 in Pittsburgh.
Shane Voxland from McIntosh, Minn., was on his way back from Nebraska and viewed this south of Wahpeton N.D. Let us know what you think happened here by dropping us a comment on Facebook or Twitter . If you have a farm photo you want us to see, send it to email@example.com .
To provide our audience with another way to stay up to date on news in agriculture, AGWEEK now will offer a five-day-a-week email newsletter. The newsletter will provide links to some of our latest work on agweek.com, which includes a variety of regional and national agriculture news, feature stories and opinion pieces. While the newsletter in the past has been sent out weekly, the daily newsletter will give readers a chance to stay connected throughout the week.
AGWEEK has added a new way to keep up on the latest news in agriculture. The new AGWEEK app brings together AGWEEK news, episodes of AGWEEK TV, weather, local cash bid information and futures market information. The app will provide a new way for AGWEEK to connect with its audiences and to deliver the latest news and information in a new format. "We're excited to bring our readers and viewers a unique offering in our new AGWEEK app," says Katie Pinke, AGWEEK Publisher. "We know this app can improve farmers' efficiency and share important real-time information."
MOORHEAD, Minn. — Not just any Clydesdale can be a Budweiser Clydesdale. To be a Budweiser Clydesdale, explains Rudy Helmuth, Budweiser Clydesdale handler, a gelding needs to be bay in color, with a black mane and tail and must have a white stripe on his face, and four white socks with feathering hair around the hooves. "And so just the perfect marked ones get to come on the road and travel with us," Helmuth says.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — As part of a "Grower Days" event to say thank you to barley growers, Anheuser-Busch showed growers some of the latest in technology and research in the beer development process. Joshua Butler, a Colorado-based barley breeder with Anheuser-Busch, says the goal is to develop new barley varieties for Budweiser beer. Barley is transitioning to two-row barley from six row.